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filbee56

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I know that this has been discussed before; however, I thought I'd just share with you my project from a few weeks back. 

In preparation for our mid-year trip to the Big Red Bash in Birdsville, and the expercted chilly conditions, I've insulated the floor of the UEV-490.

We selected some EVA interlocking Foam Tiles from Clark Rubber. Double pack of tiles cost $59.

Following the profile of the floor carpet, it was easy to determine that qty 8 tiles would do the job.

It's important that you DO NOT place tiling under where the outdoor table is stowed. You'll not be able to stow the table. 

Therefore, lay your tiles back some 70mm from the front edge to allow the carpet to still slot under the table.


The DIY took approximately 2 & half hours.


At this stage, I don't believe the tiles need to be glued down; however, time will tell. Looking forward to see whether this makes a significant improvement to the internal comforts of our 490. 

Cheers, Filbee56

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53074199_10215870269048335_4166026837266268160_o.jpg  Lay out the foam tiles, draw the carpet's profile. Remove carpet and commence trimming tiles to shape.

53283294_10215870269488346_7521069196558467072_o.jpg  53371909_10215870270008359_7599554673011326976_o.jpg  Double check the profile before installing the tiles.


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Note that I have not placed the foam tiles right up to the fwd face, instead, leaving about a 70mm gap. This will allow the carpet to lay flat'ish, and not prevent the table from being stowed.

 
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View of the tiles in the dining area.


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comjero

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Hi Filbee, I did the same thing with our trailer.I didn't glue the tiles down as they don't move, but its good to be able to take them out to vacuum the floor.
I think they improve the temperature aspecially in the cold and they help dampen noise as well.
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Darryl kirk

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Hi have you thought of extending insulation up to under the front bed as I feel a great deal of the cold comes from there also has anyone put a sunroof in a 490 to lighting up the interior.
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DTKK

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Hi Darryl
Not sure if anyone has mentioned a sun roof before but anything is doable especially after some of the other mods that have been done.
Was there any brand that you had in mind.
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Darryl kirk

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Hi Dave and Tricia
No brand in mind but will start searching as my wife loves the 490 but the internal colour scheme hasn’t a lot going for it. It may be great for chasing poachers in South Africa savannah But could do with some brightening up also the sunroof must not effect the pressure fan which may be difficult.
Regard Darryl
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